Medak: The Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy, on Tuesday said that his government would exert pressure on the Centre to accord national project status to the prestigious Pranahita-Chevella Irrigation project.
Inaugurating the “Rythu Chaitanya Yatra” at Dasgadda thanda under Sangareddy mandal in the distrit this morning, the Chief Minister lamented that even those who passed Class X were migrating to urban areas for employment. Admitting that the farmers were facing several problems, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said that the main aim of the Rythu Chaitanya Yatra was to provide latest technological knowledge to the farmers. He also reiterated that the Congress government would continue to provide free power supply to the farmers.
The Chief Minister said that Rythu Chaitanya Yatras would be held in some 50,000 villages and the farmers’ conventions would be held revenue division wise.
The Yatras would continue in the villages till June 2 for which the administration made tight security arrangements. However, the Chief Minister, who launched the farmers awareness tour, to explain to the people about the welfare programmes and to give suggestions to the farmers, faced hostile crowds in several villages. (NSS)